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Date: September 26, 2008

Time: 9:00 PM

City: London, England

Venue: Barbican Hall

Presenter: Barbican





Kronos Quartet

Unknown (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me +
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Lullaby +
Sigur Rós (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Flugufrelsarinn (The Fly Freer) +
Ramallah Underground / Tashweesh *
Ram Narayan (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Alap from Raga Mishra Bhairavi +
Aleksandra Vrebalov / Sketch from a Balkan Notebook *


Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Alim Qasimov, vocal and daf
Fargana Qasimova, vocal and daf
Rafael Asgarov, balaban
Rauf Islamov, kamancha
Ali Asgar Mammadov, tar
Vugar Sharifzadeh, naghara

Traditional (arr. Alim Qasimov) / Mugam Chargah


Kronos Quartet and Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Program to include:
Said Rustamov / Getme, Getme (Don’t leave, don’t leave) +
Jahangir Jahangirov / Köhlen Atim (My spirited horse) +
Unattributed / Leyla +
Shafiga Okhundova / Mehriban Olaq (Let’s be kind) +
Unattributed / Peyman Ettik (I gave my word) +
Unattributed / Qashlarin Kamandir (Your eyebrows are bow-like) +

All works arranged by Alim Qasimov, with string quartet parts arranged for Kronos by Jacob Garchik

These arrangements were commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Alim Qasimov by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Updated:  09/04/08
* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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